Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cambuyon at The New Victory Theater

What can you do when you're stuck on a ship with wooden crates, steel buckets, recycled glass bottles, and tiny matchboxes?

Apparently a whole lot!

Especially if you're one of the talented cast members of Cambuyón!

In this show, seven amazingly talented performers will wow you with the sounds of Africa, Ireland, Spain, and the Americas to form rhythms like you've never heard before. And the dancing -- whew, chile! -- will not only make you ooh and ahh and move and groove, but it'll also make you feel the rhythm of the beat... down in your soul... all up in your bones. 

The way the performers combine percussion, tap, jazz, drumming, and hip hop to find life in mundane objects makes it even more spectacular. I mean, who would think that you'd be able to make dope music from a matchbox?! A matchbox for Pete's sake?!

Come Buy On.
For over a hundred years, it was a by-word for friendly trading. [Now] it's the title of a show that celebrates rhythm in all its forms. In the mid-19th century, British ships too large to dock in Canary Island ports would hang out a sign saying 'come buy on', and invite islanders to sail out and trade with them. 'It was not only an exchange of goods, but of ideas and ways to live,' explains director Carlos Belda. 'Those English words became the Spanish word cambuyón; it was a cultural fusion.'*

Cambuyón runs from now through February 22nd at The New Victory Theater. The show is 60 minutes long with no intermission and is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Tickets start at just $15. Visit the website for more information or to purchase your tickets.

(Pro tip: Purchase tickets for this Friday, February 13th and you'll be treated to a Talk Back where you'll be able to chat with the artists after the show!)


*Quote is from Kelly Apter.

{Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}

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